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Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Sunday 2 October

28 September 2016

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

GMC Statement: GMC welcomes BMA decision to cancel strike action

25 September 2016

GMC Chair Prof Terence Stephenson responds to BMA move to call off strikes

GMC Statement: GMC outlines the possible impact of withdrawing from the European Union

23 September 2016

Our Chief Executive, Niall Dickson sets out the GMC's view on the impact leaving the European Union may have on regulation

GMC Statement: Response to petition regarding GMC appointments and impartiality

19 September 2016

Response to issues printed in full

Press Release: First candidates take new-look test for overseas doctors

19 September 2016

The first candidates have now taken the revamped and strengthened test for overseas doctors wanting to work in the UK.

GMC Statement: GMC statement and advice to doctors on industrial action

05 September 2016

A statement from the GMC after the British Medical Association agreed to a further rolling programme of industrial action.

Press Release: High court judge made new chair of doctors' tribunal service

31 August 2016

High court judge appointed new chair of MPTS

GMC Statement: GMC welcomes whistleblowing protection for doctors in training

16 August 2016

Our Chair, Professor Terence Stephenson, has welcomed the new agreement on whistleblowing to protect doctors in training

Press Release: Independent research for the GMC shows ethnicity still a factor in future doctors' prospects

21 July 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today published new research and data on the progression of doctors from different ethnicities and backgrounds through exams and recruitment.

Press Release: GMC to reduce the stress on doctors by piloting fitness to practise changes

18 July 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched two pilot schemes to speed up fitness to practise cases and reduce their impact on doctors.